An Indian Air Force MiG-21 fighter aircraft crashed near Hanumangarh in Rajasthan. The aircraft crashed on a house causing the death of three civilians.
Indian Air Force MiG-21 fighter aircraft crashed on Monday near Hanumangarh in Rajasthan during a routine training sortie. The aircraft had taken off from Suratgarh. The pilot and co-pilot jumped from the aircraft in time and landed safely in the drain area with the help of a parachute. However, the aircraft crashed on a house causing the death of three civilians.
In a statement, the Indian Air Force informed that a MiG-21 aircraft of the IAF crashed near Suratgarh during a routine training sortie today morning. “The pilot ejected safely, sustaining minor injuries. An inquiry has been constituted to ascertain the cause of the accident,” it added.
#WATCH | Indian Air Force MiG-21 fighter aircraft crashed near Hanumangarh in Rajasthan. The aircraft had taken off from Suratgarh. The pilot is safe. More details awaited: IAF Sources pic.twitter.com/0WOwoU5ASi— ANI (@ANI) May 8, 2023
A MiG-21 aircraft of the IAF crashed near Suratgarh during a routine training sortie today morning. The pilot ejected safely, sustaining minor injuries.— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) May 8, 2023
An inquiry has been constituted to ascertain the cause of the accident.
Two civilian women died and a man was injured after the plane crashed on their house in Bahlolnagar in Hanumangarh district, news agency ANI reported police as informing. The death toll then climbed to three, as per ANI.
Last week, an Indian Army chopper crashed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district. Another accident happened in Kochi in April when a Coast Guard helicopter during trials made a crash landing. In March, a Navy chopper had “ditched” in Mumbai after performing VVIP duties.
Earlier in January, one pilot lost his life after two Indian Air Force fighter jets – a Sukhoi Su-30 and a Mirage 2000 – crashed during a training exercise in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur. While one aircraft crashed in Madhya Pradesh‘s Morena, the other crashed and landed in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur.
In October last year, two incidents of army chopper crashes were reported in Arunachal Pradesh. In October 5, 2022, a Cheetah helicopter crashed near the Tawang area of Arunachal Pradesh leading to the death of one Indian Army pilot.
Source: ABP News
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